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Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX - Snake in the Pond

I'm getting some anxiety about having a boy... today, I met with an old friend I've known since Junior High. We lost touch through college and recently got back in contact. She brought her 10 year old boy and 6 year old daughter over to go to the park this afternoon.

falconhead west bee cave austin tx - snakeAt 10 years old, this boy doesn't know what "gross" is!! He was in the muddy pond water up to his tush! He found a snake and brought it up to us. GROSS! Alyssa thought it was cool and watched it awhile as it slithered in his hands and on the mulch.

She talked to my mom this evening for Grandparent's Day and said the snake was "this long" and held her arms way out wide... it was actually only about 10 inches, but still it was GROSS!! His mom, my friend, wasn't very grossed out by it, but they had lizards before.

I'm not sure I would react so favorably if my son came up to me with a snake... I'm not really ready for that!!

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Comment balloon 7 commentsDonna Harris • September 12 2010 09:06PM


I have an 11 year old boy and a 7 year old daughter. My son never got into 'gross' things at all. He got dirty in the sandbox and crawling thru dirt from playing but nothing like snakes!

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) almost 10 years ago

Yuk! I hate snakes! I have 2 daughters and 5 granddaughters... and so far none have shown signs of "liking" them. TG!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 10 years ago

Donna we had two boy's, no girl's, and I must say they didn't miss a thing. Being that they were in 4-H and Ag they were real outdoorsey and yes snakes, lizards, spiders, you name it were part of raising boys. All and all little boys are a joy just as Alyssa; you'll find a special place in your heart, snakes and all.

We enjoy your blogs. Ceil

Posted by Carl Winters almost 10 years ago


Boy's will be boy's they just have to be careful.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 10 years ago

Not all boys are into bugs and slimey stuff. Mine has no desire to get dirty and is more than happy to play with his trains all day long.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

I guess I"m different from most gals, but when I was a kid I had pet horned toads and lizards, and when I went to summer camp I found a snake and played with it the whole time I was there.  The counselors wouldn't let me take it home and I was very disappointed.  I've just never been squeamish about any animals, and I feed and care for lots of wild critters even today.

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) almost 10 years ago

I had two boys and somehow they made it through that curious stage with small animals and reptiles with out any incident.   Because we live on a horse property surrounded by farm and ranch properties we taught them early on which snakes were "good" and which were "bad" and reinforced that with some trips to some of the programs put on by local parks and wildlife!  Boys can be really fun!   Expecting my first grandson in early 2011 and can't wait!

Posted by Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas! (Hart Land Real Estate) almost 10 years ago